There's nothing fair weather about Seminole fans -- especially the loud, proud crowd that filled Howser in 2013. Figures just released bear that out, showing FSU was no. 7 in overall attendance (183,770) and 8th in average attendance (4,594). In fact, the Noles drew over a thousand more per game than that school down I-75. Miami? Check out how far down the Canes are on this complete list.
Here's no. 11 and Gio Alfonzo talking about the Noles almost-comeback Saturday against the Hoosiers. The unmistakeable takeaway from the postgame media conference is that FSU's confidence remains rock solid.
With breaking news of a trap door opening up under Randy Spetman's desk, this other story isn't getting much play. But with football season less than three months off, a sudden departure on the coaching staff could have more short-term impact than an A.D. vacancy. So this posting on Coaching Search should bring a huge sigh of relief.
"Florida State quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders tells The Sports Animail WMNL in Knoxville that he talked with Phillip Fulmer about the ETSU head coaching job, but the timing isn't right. Sanders says had the job opened before he went to FSU, he might have taken it."
Why Sanders? Because former Vol Coach Phil Fulmer is working with East Tennessee to find a coach to re-start their football program after dropping it ten years ago. And, of course, Sanders was Fulmer's offensive coordinator when UT won a national championship in the late 90s (ironically, against FSU).